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Issue 5 - June 2016
Net4Society webinar on 'Impact'
Net4Society webinar on 'Impact' on June 29 at 11 CET
This is the first in a series of two webinars that will focus on the issue of Impact, a topic identified by NCPs as a priority for Net4Society training actions. The second Net4Society webinar will take place in October 2016.
The two webinars foreseen in 2016 will promote a discussion on impact and address the challenges of properly addressing impact in competitive proposals. The aim is to prepare the participants for the ‘proposal season’ for 2017 calls.
This first webinar will serve as an introduction to impact assessment in SC6 and SSH projects. We will be privileged to have with us Marta Soler-Gallart, the coordinator of the IMPACT-EV project (FP7). IMPACT-EV's main objective is to develop a permanent system of selection, monitoring, evaluation and comparison of the impact and outcomes of the European SSH research. The project team is also in charge of the FP7 ex-post evaluation for SSH and the H2020 interim evaluation for SC6. So, there are plenty of reasons for not missing this webinar! Please register here!
SAVE THE DATE Societal Challenge 6 Info day
Lisbon on 27 September 2016
The Net4Society Lisbon conference “Bridges: Research and Innovation building a resilient Europe” has been postponed to 2017 but at that time the workshop and the Info day will be held.  During the Info day, the Commission will present the revised Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme 2017. If you cannot travel to Lisbon – don‘t worry webstreaming will also be available. Follow Net4society website for further updates.

Social Sciences and Humanities: a New Agenda for Europe's Challenges
15 – 16 November 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia
The conference “Social Sciences and Humanities: a New Agenda for Europe’s Challenges” will be organised during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation. The aims of the conference are:
  • To illustrate that the SSH bring an unmatched contribution to the workings of democratic societies as they try to remain or become more democratic, i.e. tolerant, secure, inclusive and innovative.
  • To stress the SSH research vital role now and after 2020 in the European interconnected research agenda in order to address key European concerns.
  • To discuss strategies on a better inclusion of young scientists in academia and research and in innovative and creative professions.
Attached to the conference Net4Society will organise a dedicated Brokerage Event on 14 November as a platform to build consortium for the upcoming 2017 calls. For further information, the rationale and the draft agenda, visit Net4society website.
ICT Proposers' Day
26 – 27 September 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia
ICT Proposers' day 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia on 26 and 27 September is a networking event promoting European ICT Research & Innovation and focusing on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17.
The event will focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 in the field of Information & Communication Technologies. It will offer a unique and exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders as well as SMEs and government actors from all over Europe.
To make the most of ICT Proposers' Day 2016, to join networking sessions and for networking purposes, add your ideas and upload presentations by accessing your personal My event profile.
Further information and registration.
Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World - a vision for Europe
The book Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World - a vision for Europe brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind the "Three Os" and highlights actions that were already taking place or were being prepared at the time of publication in May 2016. It is hoped that the ideas and initiatives described in the book will stimulate anyone interested in European research and innovation, encourage debate and lead to new ideas on what the European Union should do, should not do, or do differently. You can download the book from the EU Bookshop.
Horizon 2020 Monitoring Report 2014
For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. The first Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2014. The report helps identify the most important issues related to performance as measured by the Key Performance Indicators, implementation aspects and participation trends, providing data for all the priorities and specific objectives of Horizon 2020.
The Report pays special attention to monitoring progress with respect to the cross-cutting issues. It also provides information on the activities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as of the Euratom Research and Training Programme.
Moreover, given the significant results and impacts that FP7 projects can still produce, the Annual Monitoring Report includes a section dedicated to results of ongoing FP7 projects.
Evidence provided in the successive Annual Monitoring Reports will generate factual data that will feed into the Interim and Ex-post evaluations of Horizon 2020. Here you can download the report.
On 8 April 2016, the European Commission awarded the title of European Capital of Innovation ("iCapital") 2016 to Amsterdam for its holistic vision of innovation related to four areas of urban life: governance, economics, social inclusion, and quality of life.
Net4Society is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union, Grant Agreement no. 649180. The newsletter does not convey the opinion of the European Commission.
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